September 30, 2023
12PM - 7PM


3500 Southwest Blvd,
Grove City, OH 43123

How to Attend

Purchase Tickets Online or at Event

Bring your lawn chairs!

We will be checking bags. No coolers allowed.

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The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with American Nitrile for their “First Annual Smokin’ Hot Wing & Music Fest”!

Special Thanks to Mike Tibbetts, owner, Oscar’s of Dublin for his support of the wing festival.


Win a New Smoker!

All attendees will have a chance to win a new Smoker and other gifts being given away throughout the event!

Join us for a day of fun, music, good food and competition –
where we put our local teams to the test.

Smokin’ Hot Wing & Music Fest is a chance to come together and celebrate our great community and American Nitrile – bringing manufacturing back to the USA, all while supporting great causes – scholarships for manufacturing interns from Grove City Career Academy and A Kid Again – for families raising children with a life-threatening illness.

At this family-friendly event, you’ll have a blast listening to great music as you enjoy scrumptious wings (place your vote for best tasting wings) while you enjoy an ice-cold beer or some great treats from the food trucks! You’ll laugh watching contestants bob for wings as your friends and family are having fun playing cornhole and enjoying face painting activities!

General Admission

$10 in advance
$15 at door
Kids 9 and under Free

VIP Tickets

$200 each in advance (50 Available)
VIP wristband – special tent next to stage
Unlimited wings + 5 drink tickets

Official 2023 Wing Teams!

  • D’Marco & Co.
  • Ain’t Got Time for Dat!
  • Chili Wings
  • Grey Beard’s BBQ
  • Grovetucky Coop Troop
  • Hangin’ Wangs 
  • Just Wing It!
  • Lord of the Wings
  • Rushcreek Processing & Deli
  • Team Advantage
  • Team Emerson
  • Team Lowe’s
  • Two Men and A Cluck
  • Winner, Winner
  • Up In Smoke
  • OSI Plastics Pit Bosses
  • Wing Team 97.1
  • Pellet Prodigie


Main Stage – 4 Live Music Entertainers Throughout the Event

11:30AM - 1PM David Holbrook (noon – welcome announcements)
1PM - 1:45PM Kid’s pageant; Bobbing for Wings Challenge; Announcements LEARN MORE
1:45PM - 3:15PM Gas Pump Jockeys
3:15PM - 3:45PM Wing Eating Challenge LEARN MORE
3:45PM - 5PM Tim Owings / One Man Band
5PM - 5:30PM Announce Wing Winners
5:30PM - 7PM Reelin’ In The Years

Grove City Mayor Ike Stage

12:15pm – Master of Ceremonies


Wing Smokin’ and Cookin’ Contest

Enter your team of 2-4 people and show off your skills to our panel of judges to become the First Annual Smokin’ Hot Wing Champions! Money and prizes will be awarded in the categories of Crowd Favorite and Most Original, and the Grand Prize-winning team takes home $1000!

Email completed form to

Additional Info
  • Show us your team’s spirit. We encourage wing cooking teams to wear t shirts or any other shwag that indicates where you come from and/or what you do. Show us your pride in your company, brand, nonprofit, or whatever your team proudly represents!
  • 2-4 people teams
  • $75 registration fee before August 12th
  • Two rounds of cooking groups – First cooking group starts cooking at 9am. Second group starts cooking at noon. (Teams can set up as early as Friday 29th starting at 2pm – someone from American Nitrile will be onsite to guard the lot overnight). Teams starting at 12 noon can set up on 29th or on Saturday 30th at 9am (facilities open at 9am on the 30th).
  • First round of chicken will be ready for attendees at noon
  • 5pm – crowd favorite, most original, and panel judge winner announced (money and prizes awarded for all three)
  • Grand champ- $1000k
  • Crowd fave and most original get 100/person

How to Sign Up:


Little Ms./Mr. Chicken Wing Talent Show and Interview Contest

Open to children ages 4-8 years. Sign up your little Ms. or Mr. Chicken for our fun-filled, family-centric talent show and interview contest. We’ll celebrate their unique personalities and talents and award winners for Little Ms. and Mr. Chicken, (but everyone gets a prize).

    Additional Info
    • Register your child – Parent or guardian’s name, phone number, address
    • Submit name and age of child (eligible to children, 4 – 8 years old)
    • Kids will be asked to do their own version of the chicken dance and answer a series of light and funny questions to celebrate their unique personalities and talents.
    • All participating kids will receive a prize.
    • Winner will agree to show up the following year and will allow us to use their picture on our website and to promote the 2024 event.


    Bobbin’ For Wings contest

    It’s like bobbing for apples except with chicken wings and a wagon full of ranch dressing. Put your skills to the test for a chance to win money and prizes, and oh yeah, as many wings as you can eat in two minutes!

      Additional Info
      • Register – Name, Email address, phone number
      • Money and prizes awarded at event to winner (around 4pm at event)

      Wing Eating Contest

      Think you have what it takes to grab the grand prize as the ultimate wing eater? Bring your appetite and maybe a bib and some Tums! Money and prizes awarded to the winner for our first annual wing eating champion!

        Additional Info
        • Register – Name, Email address, phone number
        • Money and prizes awarded at event to winner (around 2pm at event)


        Anthony Iannarino

        Anthony Iannarino is an American author, sales and leadership expert, and international keynote speaker. He isa USA Today bestseller, and a five time best selling author of four books on the modern sales approach, one book on sales leadership, and The Negativity Fast which will be available in November 2023.

        Anthony writes daily at, where he has published more than 5,000 articles on sales, business, leadership, social issues, and human culture. Born and educated in Columbus, Ohio, Anthony graduated from Capital University, Capital Law School, and Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program.

        Don DePerro

        Don DePerro, President and CEO of the Columbus Chamber, previously served as president and publisher of Columbus Business First where he enjoyed a newspaper career that spanned over 30 years. He has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Media Advocate of the Year for the state of Florida and has received six American City Eagle Awards for Excellence – the highest honor awarded to American City associates – as both an editor and publisher. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Don remains heavily involved in countless community initiatives. Don and his wife Lia have three children, including one Buckeye, and live in Dublin, Ohio.

        Michael Griffin

        Michael Griffin, combining intensely original magic and impossible escapes, possesses the uncanny ability to free himself from any extreme escape challenge known to man. From water-sealed oil drums, and coffins, to mental hospital cells and official police restraints from around the world.

        The World Magic Awards have twice named him as “The World’s greatest living escape performer”. In 2002 Michael was the only escape artist granted permission to reenact Houdini’s 1912 death-defying escape, being bound handcuffed, and sealed inside Houdini’s 90-year-old original packing crate and lowered into Florida’s intercoastal waters. He escaped in 45 seconds.

        Chris Mundell

        Chris Mundell serves as Vice President for Institutional Engagement at Columbus College of Art & Design where he builds strategic partnerships to advance the college’s mission. Prior to CCAD, he held a variety of roles at The Ohio State University. Chris has a passion for education and believes that expanding access to high-quality educational opportunities can change lives. Born and raised in Central Ohio, Chris lives in Hilliard with his family where volunteers as a youth soccer coach.

        Wayne Schumaker

        Wayne Schumaker is the Executive Chef at The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek. Wayne has been passionate about food his entire life, starting from his childhood where he grew up on a fruit farm. Wayne has more than two decades of professional culinary experience and has been with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) for over 12 years serving in many positions and concepts.

        Tim Hall

        Timmy Hall is host of The Buckeye Show, weeknights at 6pm. He’s been with the radio station for almost 10 years, hosting every daypart. Originally from Virginia, Timmy started his radio career in Kansas City with a stop in Raleigh, North Carolina before arriving at The Fan. His favorite sport is college basketball, and in addition to his work on The Buckeye Show, Timmy hosts Mad About Hoops, The Fan’s only college basketball specific podcast. He can also be heard as the host of Ohio State basketball’s pregame and postgame coverage and OSU football’s postgame show.

        Emily Toney

        As Market Executive and VP of Bank of America, Emily works in partnership with the Market President and leadership team to help connect businesses, families and individuals to the banking and investment teams that will help improve their financial lives. She also manages deployment of Bank of America’s resources in the Columbus market dedicated to addressing social and economic concerns and build stronger communities. In addition, she oversees community partnerships, sponsorships and philanthropy in Columbus.

        Emily has 20+ years of leadership in the Columbus nonprofit community, both in social services and the arts. She believes that authentic relationships move the community forward and that Columbus where all people have equal opportunity to thrive. She currently serves on the boards of Gladden Community House and Creative Ohio.

        Tauana McDonald

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        Charlie Brunello

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        We have lived in Grove City together since 2009, and our Son participates with the local Buddy Ball league. As a family we are a bit nerdy. We enjoy Starwars, Marvel, and Jurassic Park movies, and lots of popcorn. We enjoy gaming, playing outside, and spending our time on Adventures.

        Barbie is currently a student in Marriage and Family studies, and interns with A Kid Again program. The family also participates with the program, and enjoys all the adventure that they provide!

        Scott Schiff

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        For more information, contact Tracy Pabst
        614-570-7759  |